Cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics – Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay

The women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay competition in cross-country skiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics was held on 12 February, at the Kuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center in Zhangjiakou.[1] Yuliya Stupak, Natalya Nepryayeva, Tatiana Sorina, Veronika Stepanova, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, won the event, the first Russian win since 2006. Germany were second, and Sweden third.

Women's 4 × 5 kilometre relay
at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg
VenueKuyangshu Nordic Center and Biathlon Center,
Zhangjiakou
Date12 February
Competitors72 from 18 nations
Teams18
Winning time53:41.0
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yuliya Stupak
Natalya Nepryayeva
Tatiana Sorina
Veronika Stepanova
 ROC
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Katherine Sauerbrey
Katharina Hennig
Victoria Carl
Sofie Krehl
 Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Maja Dahlqvist
Ebba Andersson
Frida Karlsson
Jonna Sundling
 Sweden
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SummaryEdit

Norway were the defending champion, and Sweden and Russian Olympic Committee athletes were the 2018 silver and bronze medalist, respectively. The only relay in the 2021–22 FIS Cross-Country World Cup was won by Russia, with Sweden second and Norway third. Norway were also the 2021 World Champion, with Russian Ski Federation second and Finland third. Only five nations – Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, and Sweden – ever won the women's Olympic cross-country skiing relay.

In the first leg, Yuliya Stupak of the Russian Olympic Committee won, closely followed by Katherine Sauerbrey of Germany, but developing 12 seconds lead over Finland, 20 seconds over Sweden, and 27 seconds over Norway, for which Therese Johaug, already a double gold medalist at these Olympics, was skiing the second leg. In the second leg, Natalya Nepryayeva of ROC and Katharina Hennig of Germany skied together, with about 25 second lead over a group of skiers, representing Norway, Sweden, Finland, the United States, and Switzerland, with others out of medal contention. At the second exchange, Germany were leading, with ROC 4 seconds behind, Norway 23 seconds behind, and Sweden and Finland 25 seconds behind. The same situation persisted for most of the third leg. Victoria Carl of Germany developed a 5 second lead over Tatiana Sorina of ROC. Norway and Finland were 14 and 18 seconds behind Germany, respectively, Sweden dropped to 35 seconds, with others out of medal contention. In the last leg, Jonna Sundling of Sweden, who earlier became the 2022 Olympic champion in the individual sprint, quickly caught up with her competitors from Norway and Finland. At 17.5 km, they were 20 seconds behind Sofie Krehl of Germany and Veronika Stepanova of ROC. Eventually, Stepanova escaped from Krehl, and Sundling won the bronze for Sweden over Krista Pärmäkoski. Norway with Ragnhild Haga finished fifth.

QualificationEdit

ResultsEdit

The race was started at 15:30.[2]

Rank Bib Country Time Deficit
  2   ROC
Yuliya Stupak
Natalya Nepryayeva
Tatiana Sorina
Veronika Stepanova
53:41.0
14:21.3
14:06.4
12:39.2
12:34.1
  5   Germany
Katherine Sauerbrey
Katharina Hennig
Victoria Carl
Sofie Krehl
53:59.2
14:22.8
14:00.6
12:38.5
12:57.3
+18.2
  6   Sweden
Maja Dahlqvist
Ebba Andersson
Frida Karlsson
Jonna Sundling
54:01.7
14:41.1
14:07.3
12:48.5
12:24.8
+20.7
4 3   Finland
Anne Kyllönen
Johanna Matintalo
Kerttu Niskanen
Krista Pärmäkoski
54:02.2
14:33.9
14:15.0
12:31.1
12:42.2
+21.2
5 1   Norway
Tiril Udnes Weng
Therese Johaug
Helene Marie Fossesholm
Ragnhild Haga
54:09.8
14:48.4
13:57.8
12:30.4
12:53.2
+28.8
6 4   United States
Hailey Swirbul
Rosie Brennan
Novie McCabe
Jessie Diggins
55:09.2
14:46.0
14:13.8
12:59.7
13:09.7
+1:28.2
7 7   Switzerland
Laurien van der Graaff
Nadine Fähndrich
Nadja Kälin
Alina Meier
56:41.5
14:45.2
14:12.9
13:38.5
14:04.9
+3:00.5
8 18   Italy
Anna Comarella
Caterina Ganz
Martina Di Centa
Lucia Scardoni
57:20.5
15:28.1
15:11.4
13:17.9
13:23.1
+3:39.5
9 9   Canada
Katherine Stewart-Jones
Dahria Beatty
Cendrine Browne
Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt
57:20.9
15:04.5
15:01.6
13:17.0
13:57.8
+3:39.9
10 16   China
Chi Chunxue
Li Xin
Jialin Bayani
Ma Qinghua
57:49.7
15:02.9
15:15.9
13:39.5
13:51.4
+4:08.7
11 10   Japan
Masako Ishida
Masae Tsuchiya
Chika Kobayashi
Miki Kodama
58:40.6
14:33.6
15:53.9
13:59.8
14:13.3
+4:59.6
12 17   France
Léna Quintin
Delphine Claudel
Flora Dolci
Mélissa Gal
59:03.9
16:06.6
15:23.8
13:23.6
14:09.9
+5:22.9
13 8   Czech Republic
Tereza Beranová
Petra Nováková
Kateřina Janatová
Petra Hynčicová
59:32.6
17:08.7
15:27.8
13:14.6
13:41.5
+5:51.6
14 12   Poland
Izabela Marcisz
Monika Skinder
Weronika Kaleta
Karolina Kukuczka
1:00:21.5
15:24.8
16:01.4
14:24.8
14:30.5
+6:40.5
15 11   Kazakhstan
Kseniya Shalygina
Angelina Shuryga
Nadezhda Stepashkina
Irina Bykova
1:01:15.4
15:51.3
16:00.4
14:12.0
15:11.7
+7:34.4
16 14   Estonia
Kaidy Kaasiku
Mariel Merlii Pulles
Keidy Kaasiku
Aveli Uustalu
1:01:18.9
15:45.5
15:38.9
14:02.2
15:52.3
+7:37.9
17 15   Latvia
Patrīcija Eiduka
Kitija Auziņa
Baiba Bendika
Samanta Krampe
1:01:20.6
15:20.8
16:11.0
13:11.8
16:37.0
+7:39.6
18 13   Ukraine
Viktoriya Olekh
Valiantsina Kaminskaya
Maryna Antsybor
Darya Rublova
LAP
17:55.5
LAP

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